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Or what about getting her an iMac with all the integrated iApps? I just love mine and it runs *Nix too and it just works!!! And with the Mac, you can access to iTool for free!!! Check out some homepages built in minutes at and And its certified to be mom-proof - since my sis-in-law, who is not a computer guru by any measure, managed to pull together some of the albums on those two sites.

All it took was plugging in the Digital Camera on the Mac. It automatically powers up iPhoto and creates a Photo Album. And then, there's a SHARE option with Homepage as a destination - and voila! An Internet Photo Album in minutes.

I thinks Apple pulled a coup by integrating *Nix with a Consumer OS, while preserving the elegance of Apple's Industrial Design.

And best of all, you can even run a OpenACS off it to do some other stuff since PostgreSQL and AOLServer do run on OS X.

I'm actually working on porting Lar's stuff ( to OS X and then doing a little AppleScript thingy to push iPhoto pictures into the OpenACS Photo Album for a more sophisticated Photo Album with ratings, long captions and all.

Once that's done, I can blog and do pictures the OpenACS/Lar's way with the help of Dynamic DNS off my iMac.

Alternatively, you can give her a Ceiva Picture Frame. It dials up and downloads pictures off your Ceiva account. Pretty neat but a bit expensive.

Hope this helps!